My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Cabin / Grub Shack Open
A few progress pictures of the cabin.
First step was to go to McCoy's in Alpine to get the blocks and concrete for the foundation. I got all I could carry on my little trailer, but there was a lot of lumber that I couldn't haul on it and I wouldn't have bought the lumber there anyway because they were way too high.
Second step was to head for Odessa to buy the lumber I needed because McCoy's priced the same amount of lumber $195 dollars higher than I could get it at Lowe's in Odessa and then they wanted the $75 delivery price on top of that. Ring brought his trailer down here and I followed him back and you see all the lumber I got on the back of his trailer.
Last picture is as far as Ring, Dave and myself got toward starting the build before the wind got too high and cool for us to go any further. Unfortunately Dave injured his right wrist early on and couldn't do any more work. He probably won't be able to do much for a while so I'll be doing what I can myself until Ring can make it back to help out more. The weather is lousy (cold, cloudy and windy) today so Ring headed back home because we wouldn't have been able to do anything today. Looks like it will be Sunday before I can get back to work.
Been busy adding other joists to make the platform 12 on 12. Should be a lot stronger floor. I have a little more work on that and tomorrow plan to see about insulating it.
BTW the Grub Shack is now open again and hopefully for good. Ring and I had breakfast there yesterday morning and it sure was nice to have one of Jerry's great breakfast sandwiches!
For those in the area that don't know its open again they could sure use the business.